Genre: , , Stars: , , Director: Michel Gondry Country: Rating: 7. The entire process of the operation is quite fascinating, really, if a bit reminiscent of an idea founded by none other than one of Kaufman's favorite writers, Philip K. They flirt with each other and eventually find themselves falling in love with one another. The story for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is hauntingly brilliant and, in some cases, personally gratifying. The bulk of the film takes place during the process, inside Joel's mind. But as the procedure goes on, Joel begins to realize that beyond the quarrels and the less flattering incidents there were beautiful memories that he never wants to forget. Overall, Sunshine, as awkward and thoroughly confusing at it may seem and is, manages to express, in the most informal of ways, the feelings and thoughts we should all have when examining a relationship, in that it is not the superficial features but the underlining memories that make it all worth while.
He is bored by cliches. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004 Subtitles A man, Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend Clementine underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. Howard Mierzwaik, to have Clementine removed from his own memory. He doesn't like going on impulses and gut feelings but rather relies more on common sense and the logical sense of self-direction. That is until one day Joel finds out that Clementine has undergone a radical procedure to have him erased from her memory because she was unhappy. Jim Carrey has pulled off a rather remarkable transformation that I would have deemed impossible a decade ago.
Joel attempts to outrun the erasers through a dizzying chase through his mind. He has had girlfriends, but none that really meant anything. If you have come to understand that acceptance can -sometimes- be a great thing and not a compromise or a 'settle for' - this is a moving film. So he does the unthinkable. As crazy and almost surreal as elements of this film are, it somehow remains honest and real.
Not only did the film give us the opportunity to see what it was like if painful memories were erased, but it also gave us the opportunity to see that everything deserves a second chance. What Eternal Sunshine successfully expresses is that when breaking down the relationship moment by moment, more often then not the happier events outweigh the bad and that should be our determining factor to keep the relationship going. . If you haven't experienced this yet just wait, you will. This will easily be one of the best films of 2004.
It's so bizarre but yet also so beautiful. That seems like a contradiction. But from the moment they meet, they know there is something special there. It is a tribute to Carrey and Winslet that they were able to do the same. Mierzwiak and his crew chase him through the maze of his memories, it's clear that Joel just can't get her out of his head.
It is the antithesis of the typical romantic Hollywood fare. If you try your best and nothing seems to work in that relationship then perhaps it will never work and you shouldn't play out a fantasy that you know will never be. Either way, it leaves you to imagining your own ending; a characteristic many films leave out. Love is a complicated subject that can't be taught, it can only be experienced for what it is. She seems the polar opposite of Joel, but they click. I loved every minute of its refreshing originality. Most films might choose to highlight this type of heartbreak with the death of a loved one or a bittersweet farewell at a train station.
This type of film appeals to people like me. The movie is like a very bizarre dream, when you're trying to interact with people, but they're not responding, and you shout and try to get their attention but they don't seem to notice. Elijah Wood, in his first role outside the Lord of the Rings franchise which recently wrapped up in December, gives an effective performance as a man one can't help but despise for his methods of obtaining someone's affection but at the same time feel pity for his plight, which is that he feels love eludes him. The idealist may say that they lived happily ever after; the pessimist may say that they just reverted to disliking each other again. The way it ends leaves the viewer to imagine how the characters' lives will end. It is inevitable that at some time in our journey through life that we will come across someone that fascinates us so profoundly that we feel as though we could spend the rest of our lives with this magnetic individual. If you can relate to the underlying theme of love longed for, love given and received, and love lost, this is a great film.
Why is it that when we do fall in love with a certain individual and think at first that this is a perfect match, we find over time that less tolerable marks are more frequent on the surface? And why is it that we overlook some individuals that, although at first there is no real 'love connection' per say, we seem to have a somewhat pure liking for someone and that it takes us longer then it should to see that person for who they really are to us? They click in ways even they can't pinpoint. Out of desperation, he contracts the inventor of the process, Dr. An incredible film that most of the people who 'get it' will love - but I suspect there will be more than a small percentage who won't understand it or can't relate to it and they will understandably dislike it. Many believe that the idea of love goes beyond the reasonable or the logical to a more diverse level of the illogical, irrational, and the unreasonable. Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd. So, in an act of self-gratification, Joel decides to undergo the procedure himself, erasing every argument, every embarrassment, every thought he has had involving Clementine.
Joel Carrey is socially inept. The movie has a very profound message that all viewers should pay attention to. Joel Barish, un homme qui est informé que son ex-petite amie Clementine a eu ses souvenirs de leur relation effacée de son cerveau via une procédure expérimentale effectuée par le Dr Mierzwiak. The depth of the film manifests itself in the fact that the soul mates, Joel and Clem, both know that their time is running out and that they will never be able to meet again. I think fans of Charlie Kaufman will be thrilled with this brilliant entry in to his collection.
There was an exchange during the film between our two leads, Joel and Clementine, played with poignancy and nuance by Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet, that echoed what I was feeling about the film. Soon she will be gone and he won't even remember that he forgot her. It is perfect in almost every conceivable way, and anyone who complains that it is not original must be joking -- in my entire lifetime, this is one of the most unique film experiences I have ever had. The film focuses on his attempts to foil the process and retain some of her in the recesses of his mind. From deep within the recesses of his brain, Joel attempts to escape the procedure.